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The Atkinson

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Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB
  • Telephone 01704 533333
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  • Website www.theatkinson.co.uk
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Alfie Moore: Getting Away With Murder

Alfie Moore: Getting Away With Murder

Former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore and star of BBC Radio 4 comedy It's A Fair Cop embarks on an interactive journey through the art and science of a murder investigation.

Sat 20 Oct
Studio

£14

Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.

Thu 18 Oct

£27.50

George Egg: DIY Chef

Award winning comedian George Egg (the* Anarchist Cook*) returns with a brand new show demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy.

In George Egg: DIY Chef,* *a health scare sees George banned him from the family kitchen, but relocated to the garden shed his imagination and resourcefulness lead him to build an improvised kitchen there instead. During an inspiring and inventive evening of stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture, George prepares a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner using the most unconventional of methods.

It’s funny, inspiring and absurd in equal measure. Expect power tools, gardening equipment and office supplies to be re-purposed and abused. Expect lots of laughs. Expect to learn something new. And you get to taste the food at the end… at your own risk!

Direct from Total Sell Outs at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and Brighton Fringe 2017, and following sell out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2015 and 2016 plus a sell-out UK tour,

‘Brilliantly Funny’ ***– The Observer, Jay Rayner*

‘The wonderfully talented George Egg is genuinely unique’*** – The Independent*

‘Trust us, you won’t believe how good the food tastes’*** – The Scotsman*

Reviews theweereview.com edinburghguide.com cinemasfringes.com

Winner of Spirit of the Fringe Award 2015

George Egg website

Fri 19 Oct
Studio

£14 (£12; Children £12)

Laugh Out Loud December

On the first Saturday of every month the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club offer a raucous evening of entertainment, bringing the best live stand-up to Southport!

December lineup TBC.

Hosted by comedian Damion Larkin, who will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more.

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

Sat 3 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 1 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Laugh Out Loud November

On the first Saturday of every month the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club offer a raucous evening of entertainment, bringing the best live stand-up to Southport!

November lineup TBC.

Hosted by comedian Damion Larkin, who will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more.

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

Sat 3 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 1 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Laugh Out Loud October

On the first Saturday of every month the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club offer a raucous evening of entertainment, bringing the best live stand-up to Southport!

This month features self-assured pro gagster Steve Harris, comedian and magician Jarred Fell and multi-award winning stand-up Heidi Regan.

Hosted by comedian Damion Larkin, who will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more.

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

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Steve Harris

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Steve Harris first leapt on stage back in August 1998 and it took not one, or two but three attempts at performing his first gig at XSMalarkey (then Scruffy Murphy’s) in Fallowfield before he actually conjured up the bottle to get on stage, and within three months had won himself the coveted North-West comedian of the year award after just five gigs. He also became a finalist of the BBC new comedy awards and Channel 4’s “So you think you’re funny” in the same year.

Steve went on to headline all of the top comedy clubs in the UK including venues as far flung as Hong Kong and Australia. With his ever-expanding reputation the demand for Steve has come from all different types of media outlets including Radio and Television. With support slots with the likes of Johnny Vegas, Peter Kay and Lee Evans, Steve comes highly recommended from the heavy weights of comedy themselves.

He has a very warm nature performing, recording and entertaining at some of the top corporate events nationwide.

In 2010 Jarred was nominated for The Billy T Award. In 2011 Jarred was invited to open for Steve O from Jackass in The International Comedy Festival which received great praise.

Fell as appeared on numerous television specials including; 2012 TVNZ’s A Night at The Classic Season 2; 2012 TV3’s International Comedy Gala; 2011 TV3’s The Next Big Things – Comedy Gala; 2010 TV3’s Comedy Carnival; 2009 TV3’s Dai’s Xmas Comedy Gala.

Awards 2011 Top Comedy Award – The Variety Artists Club of NZ 2010 Billy T Nominee – NZ International Comedy Festival

Jarred Fell is one of my favourite acts to work with , I wish I could take him on tour with me everywhere*” * – Steve O ( Jackass)

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Heidi Regan

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It’s been a fast rise for multi-award winning stand-up Heidi Regan. With over a decade of writing experience, Heidi began performing stand-up in 2015 and has been wowing industry and audiences alike with her intelligent, silly, surreal and philosophical brand of comedy ever since.

Winner of the prestigious 2016 So You Think You’re Funny competition (previous winners include; Dylan Moran, Lee Mack and Peter Kay), was a regional finalist in the 2016 Funny Women Awards and most recently, took home the crown at the prestigious 2017 BBC New Comedy Awards (other winners include; Alan Carr, Nina Conti and Rhod Gilbert).

Heidi has gigged at festivals in Montreal, Norway and the famous Edinburgh Fringe and regularly performs at a host of the UK’s most sought after clubs including; The Glee Clubs, Brighton Komedia and London’s famous and award winning, Angel Comedy.

As a writer Heidi has won a plethora of awards including the Australian Writers’ Guild Award for the Best Unproduced Feature Film Script and has material in various formats including film, sketch, sitcom and literature. Currently Heidi has a number of writing and television projects in development as well as preparing for her eagerly awaited return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next August. Watch. This. Space.

Awards BBC New Comedy Award: Winner 2017 So You Think You’re Funny: Winner 2016

“Confidence in her writing that was not misplaced…”Chortle “It felt so original and unlike anything else we had heard before… hugely confident performance.” – BBC Radio 4 “A fantastically confident set that took us to a very very weird place. I liked the narrative of it”Hugh Dennis

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

Sat 3 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 1 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Laugh Out Loud September

On the first Saturday of every month the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club offer a raucous evening of entertainment, bringing the best live stand-up to Southport!

This month features multi award winning writer and stand-up Gavin Webster, UK Comedy Awards winner Dan Nightingale and one-off musical phenomenon Tom Taylor.

Hosted by comedian Damion Larkin, who will often improvise his entire set to hilarious effect. There are no genuine comparisons to this man. He is a versatile and creative comedian who always leaves audiences wanting more.

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

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Gavin Webster

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Gavin Webster is an award winning act and legendary, long standing, influential yet unpredictable comedian from the North East of England. He’s been going for almost 25 years now! After making his modest debut in a pub in Gateshead in February 1993 (on the same bill as Ross Noble!) he’s done about seven thousand gigs performing all over the world including Abu Dhabi, Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Singapore & Malaysia.

Famed and respected by his peers for his uncompromising and unusual approach and distinctly original routines, he now boasts a large cult following round the country. Gavin has also supported some of the biggest household names on tour including Kevin Bridges sometimes ridiculous… but always hilarious.

Dan was named Best MC at the UK Comedy Awards 2015, and was nominated Best Act at the recent Midlands Comedy Awards 2016. He has also appeared on John Bishop’s Only Joking (Sky TV) and supported Ross Noble’s on his UK tour. He’s exciting, spontaneous, creative, a true original and most of all he’s funny, funny, funny.

Unfazed by offers of fame and fortune he’s one of the best and the most admired comics on the international circuit. So come and see comedy’s best kept secrets!

“Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He’s lightning-quick” – Time Out “A 100mph whirlwind….Brilliant” – Manchester Evening News

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Tom Taylor

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Tom Taylor is somewhat of a one-off phenomenon on the comedy circuit with a brand of musical comedy that is smart and silly in equal measure. His style is certainly unique and he reels off an impressive stock of quirky, and very funny, musical one-liners.

“Immediately caught my eye” – The Guardian

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

Sat 3 Nov
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 1 Dec
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of Four

Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of Four

Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, presentsSherlock Holmes: The Sign of Fourby Sir Arthur Conan DoyleAdapted for the Stage by Nick LaneWhen you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truthCrammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Fouris Arthur Conan Doyles epic second Sherlock Holmes tale, a breath-taking yarn brought to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation.When Mary Morstan arrives at 221B, Baker Street to request help with the mystery of her missing father, Holmes takes the case and together with his companion Dr Watson enters a murky world of deception and trickery, unravelling a complex plot involving murder, corruption and stolen jewels.Dont miss Blackeyed Theatres stunning world premiere of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four. Original live music, stylish theatricality and magical story-telling combine for an unforgettable theatrical experience. The games afoot!One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English TheatreThe StageRecommended for age 11+Running time: Approx 2 hours (including interval)www.blackeyedtheatre.co.ukDirected by Nick LaneMusic by Tristan ParkesDesign by Victoria SpearingCostume design by Naomi Gibbs

Fri 19 Oct

£14–£16.50 (£14.50)

Sat 20 Oct

£14–£16.50 (£14.50)

Stick in the Wheel

Stick in the Wheel

Multi-award winning young five-piece folk band from London.

Thu 18 Oct
Studio

£13–£15

Wine Tasting

Come and enjoy an evening with a professional wine expert Vanessa Bond at A Great Little Place.

Vanessa who is with Tastiness wine has over 15 years’ experience with some of the world’s best wineries, including 7 years living in Barcelona. Vanessa is dedicated to introducing you to award winning fine wines and port from wineries she knows and loves.

During the evening you will take a wine tour with Vanessa from all over Europe, accompanied by delicious nibbles.

In support of:

Sat 20 Oct

£25

Founded by William Atkinson in the late 1800s. the Atkinson has been open in its current format, since May 2013. The venue comprises a theatre, studio, cafe, shop, exhibition spaces, library and a museum.

The Atkinson is dedicated to providing a good-quality programme of events ranging from permanent and temporary displays, to community events, and aim to work closely with their audience to continue to bring what they want to see.

Southport train station is three minutes away and there are three accessible park and ride services as well as a number of on and off-road car parking facilities.

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